Camille Simmons has a love of pretty things: a sweet teacup, a beautifully scented candle, a colorful plate. It’s through beautiful objects that Camille believes one can truly enjoy each moment in life. Little moments of pretty, like the perfect pen, or a special piece of stationery, can brighten the day’s most mundane moments, according to Simmons. Her philosophy, dedicated to entertaining and style in pretty fashion, is reflected in the shop she founded with her husband Joe. Located in the historic Bluff Park neighborhood of Long Beach, California, Planning Pretty is a celebration of personal style where beauty reigns. And that pretty-is-as-pretty-does philosophy extends to Camille and Joe’s home. Just blocks away from their shop, the couple’s historic Southern California home is a mix of traditional and modern style where every piece is a little bit of beauty to be explored.
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In this beautiful living room, traditional sensibilities unite different elements for a balanced whole. A mix of graceful lines, bold accessories and exquisite furnishings brings out the underlying drama in the space.
Nestled among natural rock outcroppings, this traditional pool cabana provides a year-round entertaining space for a Westchester, New York, family. The cabana is designed to complement the architecture of the shingle-style home.
A stone fireplace, fully equipped outdoor kitchen and comfortable seating areas create an open-air entertainment space that's ready for year-round use. The chimney is built from the same fieldstone as the surrounding retaining walls. Bluestone flooring continues onto the poolside patio.
New Addition Puts a Fun Twist on Traditional Colonial Design
The addition to the back of the house puts a fun twist on the traditional colonial design. This space is constructed with tons of windows to allow natural light into the space, while also allowing the garden to become a part of the home's entertaining spaces.
This condo is full of luxurious textiles, rich color palettes, attractive textures and a daring mix of old and new. Traditional accessories and furnishings inspired by the Orient were combined with modern installations.
This condo is full of luxurious textiles, rich color palettes, attractive textures and a daring mix of old and new. Traditional accessories and furnishings inspired by the Orient were combined with modern installations. These components are what make innovation and finesse ooze from the space.
This 12-acre property included a small 1960s contemporary house in original condition. The design team preserved the existing structure for use as a pool house and build a new, traditional farmhouse nearby, connecting the the two buildings with a 40-foot underground tunnel. The modern farmhouse's open porch showcases the idyllic rural view while shading the first floor interior.